With Ann Fort
The Federal Circuit’s recent holding in "Breckenridge Pharm., Inc. v. Metabolite Labs., Inc.", Nos. 05-1221, 05-1428, 2006 WL 895208 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 7, 2006), has made life easier for forum shoppers by establishing that a defendant in a patent declaratory judgment action may have the necessary "minimum contacts" with a forum state to confer personal jurisdiction simply by virtue of the defendant’s relationship with an exclusive licensee headquartered or otherwise doing business in the forum stat